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Check Out This Bizarre Towing Setup

Photo credit: Molly Duggan
Photo credit: Molly Duggan

Have a gander at this truck towing a truck towing a truck towing a dump-truck hauling a Toyota Rav4. Many of us have probably seen tractor-units towing other tractor-units, but it’s the RAV4 in the dump-bed that puts this setup squarely in the “bizarre” category.

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This pile trucks (and Rav4) rolling down I-95 South in Rhode Island was spotted by BMW driver Molly Duggan, who posted the photo to car enthusiast group Oppositetalk.

“I was driving my e36 m3, saw it as I was passing it and thought ‘there’s no way there was a Rav in that dump bed,’” Duggan told me over Facebook messenger. “Then slowed down and snapped the picture.”

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I would have done the same, because that’s a thoroughly impressive setup—perhaps even more so than last week’s box truck towing an SUV towing a trailer.

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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